Son of Malice IIPA

Washington
United States
Son of Malice IIPA by Heathen Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
63
Aroma:
15 / 24
Flavor:
25 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
10 / 20
Description 

A full bodied malt backbone dangerously balances the hops until the bitter finish kicks in and leaves a hoppy residue that you can scrape off with your teeth. This Imperial IPA has a sinister agenda that is best served at 45-50° with malevolence.

Profile

ABV: 
8.7%
IBUs: 
95
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe
Malts: 
Two-Row, Vienna, CaraFoam, Pale Wheat, Dextrose
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
63
Aroma:
15 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
25 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
10 / 20

Son of Malice IIPA by Heathen Brewing was judged as a Double IPA (BJCP Cat. 22A) and had an upfront aroma of butterscotch followed by a low citrus and floral hop aroma. Malt was hard to detect behind butterscotch. It presented hazy with a light copper hue, huge off white head that had fine bubbles and left lacing on the glass. The flavor was a huge diacetyl bomb which overpowered the hops and malt. Finish was lingering bitterness. There was pleasant alcohol and a low lactic sourness. Medium bodied and a medium high carbonation. Unfortunately, I think this example either suffered in transit orsomehow picked up a lactic contamination during brewing, leaving a butterscotch (diacetyl) aroma and flavor that overpowered all other aspects. That's a shame, as the underlying elements would have worked well together if not for the flaws.

Brewery Introduction

At Heathen Brewing we make small batches of “Progressive Ales for the Promiscuous Palate”. It all begins with fresh, high quality ingredients and that means sourcing those ingredients from those in our community. The freedom to create seasonal and experimental beer will allow Heathen Brewing to... Read More

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